The Illinois Valley Youth Choir challenges each child to expand their musical knowledge. Weekly rehearsals emphasize the development of musicianship and vocal technique while performing a wide variety of high quality musical literature. The children develop healthy vocal habits, confidence, self-discipline and a deeper understanding of music

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Choir registration and voice checks are held every September and January. Notice of registration will be distributed through the schools.


The Illinois Valley Youth Choir depends on its committed supporters to run smoothly. There are many opportunities to help throughout the year.

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Have Questions? Feel free to contact us.. we would love to hear from you and help in any way possible. You can reach the choir manager, Kathleen DiLuciano at 815-343-1407 or

Winter Concert Sunday, December 3 at 4 PM - 5 PM

Mathiessen Auditorium at LaSalle-Peru High School (entrance at the corner of 6th & Chartres Streets)

All members are required to attend registration and have their voices checked each fall for placement in the choir. The choir is open to children in grades 3-8 who demonstrate the necessary singing skills. Boys must have unchanged voices. January Registration is held for new members who wish to join mid-year as well as current members who are requested to re-audition by the choir directors. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday throughout the school year from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. in the Peru Parkside Choral Room. Most singers spend several years in this choir developing basic singing skills and musicianship.

Choir News and Events

Tuesday 1/16 is Voice checks for the Spring Semester. Please share info with friends that want to join. Then the whole choir starts on the 23rd. 5:00 at First Congregational Church in Peru. ... See MoreSee Less

Illinois Valley Youth Choir shared their event.

Today’s the day! Spring semester registration is open. All returning members start on 1/23 at 5 at First Congregational Church.
All new members come for Voice Check on 1/16. Call or text Kathleen to set up appointments. Invite any friends 3-8Th grade to join us! 815-343-1407
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Getting ready to sing one more time with the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra at the Nutcracker! They sounded like ANGELS singing yesterday. So proud of these young musicians. And the dancers were fantastic on stage as well. ... See MoreSee Less

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